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Stan Lee Files Billion-Dollar Suit Against Pow! Entertainment

Stan Lee Files Billion-Dollar Suit Against Pow! Entertainment Stan Lee Files Billion-Dollar Suit Against Pow! Entertainment
Hannah Rogers | 16 May, 2018, 16:23

In a complaint filed today in Los Angeles, legendary comic creator Stan Lee is suing Pow!

Lee is in the news again with a new law suit, for 1 billion dollars, against POW! Stan Lee has filed suit in California against POW!

The curious case of Stan Lee has made waves across the Internet ever since Lee was diagnosed with pneumonia and hospitalized with an irregular heartbeat this February.

He's accused POW and two executives of brokering a "sham" deal to sell POW to a Chinese company and "fraudulently steal" his name, image and likeness. Entertainment - including the company's current CEO Shane Duffy, and Gill Champion, with whom he co-founded the production company, reports TMZ.

Lee's attorney Adam Grant writes in the filing (via THR): "Lee does not recall anyone reading the Illegitimate Document to him, and, due to his advanced macular degeneration, he could not have read it himself".

It added that Lee has a history of agreeing to non-exclusive licences for the use of his name, image and likeness.

Lee claims in the suit, which you can read below courtesy of Variety, that the initial deal was presented to him as a non-exclusive right to use his name when in reality it was an exclusive right.

In addition to the $1 billion, Lee is asking for an order to get the rights to his name back. Charges included in the lawsuit were claims of ugly acts by manager including draining Lee of his blood with the intent of filling up custom-made pens with.

Speaking to Disney on the Infinity War red carpet, Lee gave a shout out to his fans, thanking them "for having spent all these years coming to see my cameos [in the Marvel films]". A rep for Lee did not return PEOPLE's request for comment at the time.

The suit draws attention to the death of Lee's wife last July, and his degenerative eye condition which has caused his poor eyesight, suggesting he could not have read the documents. He's now suing his ex-business manager Jerardo Olivarez for fraud, while vials of his blood were used for signatures on comics in Las Vegas without him knowing.

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